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A 36-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are normal numbers on cancer marker tests?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Doubt that this will: I doubt that this info will help you. Tumor or Cancer markers are controversial in their usefulness. Moreover these markers typically do not help us with early diagnosis of Cancer as they go up only in advanced(frequently only is metastatic) cancer. If you have a specific question please make it more clear so that we can give you a more reliable answer.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
There are numerous: tests for various cancer markers, which one are you specifically referring to? Also, there are variable sensitivities/specificities of different tests. "Normal" ranges have to be interpreted within the limitations of the tests as well as within the context of your particular clinical situation.
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Last updated May 12, 2017


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